Carlos Alberto was the captain of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in 1970, one of the best soccer squads ever. He was also a humble defender who led a bunch of attacking superstars like Pelé to glory in Mexico City.
The Trump brand might seem like a hard sell these days — especially in Latin America. But a couple of years ago, Brazilian businessman Paulo Figueiredo Jr. backed an ambitious project: building South America’s first Trump hotel.
Taking a page from the Bronx’s Hip-Hop Boulevard, Rio raptivists are lobbying city hall to make good on a plan to dedicate a public square to the urban genre they say saved them from thug life in the favelas.
There was a fear that rowers would get sick from the waters in Rio. But that hasn't been the case. If anything, the venue for the regatta was picture perfect, and even clean, US rower Andrew Campbell says.
In Brazil, where the homicide rate is five times higher than in the United States, politicians are debating a law to make it easier for residents, including convicted criminals, to buy guns. A group of conservative lawmakers wants to allow Brazilians to buy up to nine guns a year.
Rio de Janeiro is a week away from its annual Carnival celebration and just months away from hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now it finds itself battling the spread of a the Zika virus and calming the throngs who are expected to come to Rio.
Thousands of police have been taken off Rio’s streets in the past year, city clinics are closing their doors, and there has been dismal interest in patronizing Rio’s $20 million Olympic golf course — built on an environmental reserve — and the almost completely unsold luxury housing that was once the athlete’s village.